The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 604 598 374
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -224
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 41 55 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.51% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 42 283
Average salary £52,500 £47,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.70% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10635 10697 10958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.01% 25.74% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8878 8727 8759
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +55 4 £52,500 +7.69%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (90.12%) .NET
3 68 (83.95%) Degree
4 57 (70.37%) SQL Server
4 57 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (64.20%) ASP.NET
6 48 (59.26%) Microsoft
7 46 (56.79%) C#
8 45 (55.56%) .NET Framework
9 42 (51.85%) Scrum
10 41 (50.62%) TDD
11 40 (49.38%) MCAD
12 36 (44.44%) MVC
13 34 (41.98%) MCP
14 32 (39.51%) SQL Server 2014
15 31 (38.27%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (35.80%) MCTS
17 28 (34.57%) LINQ
18 27 (33.33%) NHibernate
18 27 (33.33%) BDD
18 27 (33.33%) JavaScript
19 26 (32.10%) HTML
19 26 (32.10%) NUnit
19 26 (32.10%) Games
19 26 (32.10%) Rhino Mocks
19 26 (32.10%) Moq
19 26 (32.10%) Web Application Development
19 26 (32.10%) Kanban
19 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 24 (29.63%) MS Excel

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (28.40%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (12.35%) IIS
3 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) CMS
4 2 (2.47%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.28%) MS Office
3 12 (14.81%) MS Visio
4 6 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.94%) MS Project
6 1 (1.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.70%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.23%) CaseMap
3 1 (1.23%) Concordance
3 1 (1.23%) LexisNexis TimeMap
3 1 (1.23%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.47%) GitHub
3 2 (2.47%) Office 365
4 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) PaaS
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) VLAN
2 1 (1.23%) Extranet
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (70.37%) SQL Server
2 32 (39.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (20.99%) Relational Database
4 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (13.58%) NoSQL
5 11 (13.58%) RDBMS
6 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (4.94%) Power BI
9 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.47%) Datazen
10 2 (2.47%) HDInsight
10 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.47%) Pentaho
10 2 (2.47%) QlikView
10 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Moq
1 26 (32.10%) NUnit
1 26 (32.10%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (2.47%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.47%) JIRA
6 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (32.10%) Games
2 13 (16.05%) Finance
3 9 (11.11%) Banking
4 7 (8.64%) Law
5 6 (7.41%) Legal
6 4 (4.94%) Marketing
7 3 (3.70%) Back Office
7 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (60.49%) Developer
2 39 (48.15%) .NET Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Games Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Graduate
3 26 (32.10%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Graduate Games Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Junior
3 26 (32.10%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Junior Developer
3 26 (32.10%) Junior Games Developer
4 17 (20.99%) Architect
5 13 (16.05%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (14.81%) Consultant
7 8 (9.88%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Applications Developer
8 5 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Presales Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Senior .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (90.12%) .NET
2 52 (64.20%) ASP.NET
3 45 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 31 (38.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (34.57%) LINQ
6 27 (33.33%) NHibernate
7 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 26 (32.10%) HTML
8 22 (27.16%) Web Services
9 20 (24.69%) CSS
10 16 (19.75%) HTML5
11 15 (18.52%) CSS3
12 13 (16.05%) AppFabric
13 11 (13.58%) AngularJS
13 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (13.58%) React
13 11 (13.58%) XML
14 7 (8.64%) jQuery
15 6 (7.41%) Java EE
16 5 (6.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 12 (14.81%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.41%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.47%) User Experience
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.47%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (51.85%) Scrum
3 41 (50.62%) TDD
4 36 (44.44%) MVC
5 27 (33.33%) BDD
6 26 (32.10%) Kanban
6 26 (32.10%) Web Application Development
7 21 (25.93%) ETL
7 21 (25.93%) Presales
8 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (18.52%) CRM
10 14 (17.28%) OO
10 14 (17.28%) TOGAF
11 13 (16.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (16.05%) SOA
12 12 (14.81%) RUP
12 12 (14.81%) Web Development
13 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.35%) Wealth Management
14 9 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (56.79%) C#
2 27 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.75%) SQL
4 4 (4.94%) C++
4 4 (4.94%) VB
5 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.70%) VBA
5 3 (3.70%) VBScript
6 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) XAML
7 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (83.95%) Degree
3 40 (49.38%) MCAD
4 34 (41.98%) MCP
5 29 (35.80%) MCTS
6 6 (7.41%) CGEIT
6 6 (7.41%) CISSP
6 6 (7.41%) PMI Certification
6 6 (7.41%) PMP
7 5 (6.17%) MCPD
8 4 (4.94%) MCDBA
8 4 (4.94%) MCITP
9 1 (1.23%) MCSA
9 1 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.81%) Oracle
3 10 (12.35%) Hitachi
4 7 (8.64%) iManage
5 3 (3.70%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.70%) LexisNexis
5 3 (3.70%) Telerik
6 2 (2.47%) Sun
6 2 (2.47%) Tableau
7 1 (1.23%) Twitter
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